Are you carrying out a university research project in the engineering department? 

Does your project involve developing new technologies or rotating machinery such as flywheels, pulleys, electrical rotors or turbines?

Developing reliable test rigs using dynamic balancing

When it comes to the testing stage of your project, you may be experiencing excessive vibration which can cause unexpected damage to your components. Balancing of rotating equipment is one step in the process of developing reliable test rigs that will provide you with consistent results for your research. Often, balancing is not considered during the development stage, and if it is, you may be unsure of what balance grade is needed or how to achieve it.

How we can help

At WDB Ltd, we have been involved in a number of research projects with redbrick universities, ranging from small turbo impellers made by Additive Manufacturing (AM), to large magnetic rotors, helping to shape and direct the outcomes and solve problems faced by students and research leads alike. 

We can provide balancing services in house and in-situ, as well as expert advice on selecting a suitable balance grade and where may be best to achieve balance. We are also able to provide certificates of conformity and any electronic records or data to support your requirements.

State-of-the-art facilities

With over 50 years’ experience across a range of industries and state-of-the-art facilities, our in-house CAD software for tooling design means that we are able to achieve a high level of accuracy and precision at all times. 

You will also be able to visualise 2D and 3D drawings of your components before they are manufactured, giving you more control over the process, and mitigate risk of breakdown and time-consuming iterations in the later stages of your project. 

Working with you to achieve your goals

Whatever your project entails, we are happy to discuss the ways in which we can ensure your components are performing as efficiently and effectively as possible. In turn, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals and gain real-world insight to develop your project and produce high-quality, well-rounded academic research.

Are you interested in working with us on a university research project?

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